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iPhone X vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which is the best iPhone?

If you're in the market for a new, big-screen iPhone, deciding which to buy -- and debating between the iPhone X and the iPhone 8 Plus -- you're probably not alone.<p>True, the iPhone X is the slightly "better" of the two on paper. It has a sharper, larger screen and a depth-sensing front-facing …

Mobile Technology

All the best apps of 2018. (So far.)

If you can't remember the last time you downloaded a new app you loved, you're long overdue for a home screen refresh.<p>Luckily, we're halfway through …

Apps

iPhone X Beats Samsung Galaxy S9 in Benchmarking Tests

Early evaluations of Samsung's new Galaxy S9 and S9+ have ranked the S9 display and the S9+ camera above the iPhone X, but when it comes to performance, the iPhone X is still the clear winner.<p>In benchmark testing of the Samsung Galaxy S9 equipped with an Exynos 9810 chip, the iPhone X, and the …

Phones

Sonos welcomes ‘Fruit Machine’ Apple’s HomePod with a clever playlist and a snarky hidden message

The relationship between Apple and Sonos is complicated to say the least. Apple Stores sell Sonos speakers and Sonos supports Apple Music streaming, but the two companies are competing head on in the smart speaker space with the Alexa-equipped Sonos One and the Siri-powered HomePod.<p>With HomePod …

How to buy a camera in 2018

Smartphones have replaced dedicated cameras for most folks, but weirdly, that's a good thing for photography lovers. With fewer boring point-and-shoots, manufacturers are focusing on building incredible cameras like Sony's RX100 Mark V compact, the Fujifilm X-T2 mirrorless and Nikon's high-end, …

Apple Confirms HomePod's Supported Audio Sources in Tech Specs

Apple today updated its HomePod tech specs page with a new Audio Sources section that lists all of the ways in which the speaker can stream audio, setting the record straight on some conflicting information.<p>• <b>Apple Music</b>: HomePod users can ask Siri to play any of over 45 million songs available on …

An Article of Impeachment Against Donald J. Trump

There are good reasons to be wary of impeachment talk. Congressional Republicans show zero interest, and they’re the ones in charge. Democrats, for their part, need to focus on retaking Congress, and railing about impeachment probably won’t help them win votes.<p>But let’s set aside realpolitik for a …

Donald Trump

Apple HomePod listening test: Why one may not be enough

Toward the end of my listening preview of Apple's HomePod ($349, £319, AU$499; available for preorder now and shipping Feb. 9), Apple reps gave me a little taste of a feature that won't be available at launch: two HomePods linked together in a stereo pair. Then they cranked Portugal the Man's "Feel …

Smart Homes

iPhone X: The five worst features in Apple's best phone

For well over two months, my days have ended and begun with the iPhone X. Compared to older iPhones, the X feels impressively fast, slim and, with 5.8 inches of screen space, satisfyingly spacious. But as I've grown to appreciate some of its finer points, I've also discovered the traits that make …

Awesome Apple Watch tricks to get the most out of your wearable

The Apple Watch truly became a useful device with the release of the Series 3. LTE connectivity, more accurate heart rate monitoring, and faster hardware make the Apple Watch a joy to use.<p>With all the features and functions Apple advertises, there are still plenty of hidden tips and tricks for …

7 New Year's tech resolutions

Welcome to 2018! If you're like most folks, you're probably hard at work on your usual list of resolutions: eat less, hit the gym more, stop buying stuff you don't need.<p>So what the heck are "tech resolutions"? Simple: They're tech-oriented habits, some that need adopting, some that need breaking. …

Apps

Apple iOS 11.2.1 Has A Great Secret Feature

Apple iOS 11 has hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons lately (and the criticism is deserved). Now more complaints are flooding in for a new iOS 11 problem, but look closer and it isn’t a problem at all. It’s actually a great secret feature…<p><i>‘Great Secret Features’ and ‘Nasty Surprises’ are my</i> …

iOS

My Must-Have Mac Apps, 2017 Edition – MacStories - page 2

Utilities<p>The utilities I use on my Mac fall into a couple of categories. First, there are those apps that are so core to my use of macOS that they may as well be part of the operating system themselves. These are the first apps I install if I’m setting up a fresh Mac. The second category of …

Apps

Donald Trump Just Pulled Off the Greatest Long Con in History

Winners: Wall Street, corporations, Donald Trump’s kids, and Vladimir Putin. Losers: The rest of us. That about sums it up.<p>Bernie Madoff must be …

Review: Mujjo’s Double Layer Touchscreen Gloves are warm, sharp, and functional

Winter is officially here in the Northern Hemisphere, and that means it’s cold enough in a lot of locations to start wearing gloves. Recently I’ve been testing out Mujjo’s Double Layered Touchscreen Gloves, a great way to a stay warm without giving up iPhone usability.<p>Mujjo is well-known for making …

This is the best smartphone camera of 2017

iPhone X vs. Pixel 2 XL vs. Note 8 vs. HTC U11 vs. LG V30<p>Smartphone cameras get better every year, but this year more than ever truly felt like a leap. For once, we can talk about more than just Apple and Samsung (and Google) when referring to the “top tier” of smartphones with good cameras. And …

Mobile Photography

The 9 biggest iPhone X annoyances and how to fix them

So, how are you liking that new iPhone X ($1,000 at Cricket Wireless)? If you're anything like me, you're digging the big screen and fancy camera -- and not digging certain other things.<p>Indeed, after a couple weeks with Apple's latest, I'm finding myself irritated at times -- in part due to Face ID …

Mobile Technology

My Must-Have iOS Apps, 2017 Edition

With the transition to iPad Pro as my primary computer fully achieved in 2016 and not surprising anymore, in 2017 I turned my attention to three other key areas of my life: working with the MacStories team, managing my time, and finding my favorite apps among many competing alternatives.<p>For the …

Apps

Bill Gurley — the legendary investor who backed Uber, Snap, and eBay — is now betting big that healthcare has hit a 'tipping stage'

Bill Gurley is getting serious about healthcare.<p>The tech investor, a general partner at Benchmark Capital, has made a name for himself backing companies like Uber, Snap, Twitter, and eBay. But Benchmark's footprint in healthcare wasn't as prolific.<p>In 2014, he tweeted that the healthcare market is …

How to connect Amazon Alexa and Apple Reminders using IFTTT

In the wake of the HomePod delay, I’ve found myself tinkering more and more with Amazon Alexa-enabled smart speakers like the Sonos One and Echo Dot. The main appeal of HomePod for me is HomeKit control, managing Apple Reminders and Cultured Code Things tasks and entries, and controlling Apple …

11 iPhone email tips you'll wish you'd known all along

I can't quit the stock iOS Mail app. I've had brief dalliances with the Gmail app and a handful of other email apps that promise to improve my life, but I keep coming back to the Mail app. As a result, this long-time Mail app Gmailer has picked up a few tricks along the way.<p>1. Archive vs. …

Apps

Video: iPhone X vs Note 8 - Real World Comparison after 1 month

I started out my smartphone experience right at the launch of the very first Android phone, HTC's G1 and stuck to that OS until the last couple …

Wallpaper Weekends: Holiday Light Drops for Mac, iPad, iPhone, and Apple Watch

- Dec 17, 2017<p>Wallpaper Weekends is a series that works to bring you stunning, high-quality wallpapers for your iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Mac, and …

This 60-Second Breathing Technique Beats Stress, Improves Health and Might Even Cure Your Insomnia

It's based on ancient yoga practice but it can lower your blood pressure today.<p>You know that getting a good night's sleep is vitally important for your mental and physical health, mood, and even your brain function. But what if you just can't fall asleep? We all have trouble sleeping at times in …

Yoga

iPhone once again tops Flickr’s most used camera list

Apple’s iPhone has once again topped the most used camera list for the popular photo sharing website, Flickr. And not just smartphone cameras. All cameras. This comes as no surprise as Apple has long been the reigning champion of the most used camera in the world.<p>According to data from Flickr, …

6 Surefire Marketing Trends That Will Explode in 2018

With 2017 coming to a close, these 6 marketing trends are poised to grow to even greater heights in 2018.<p>We've swapped our pumpkins, turkeys and cornucopias for Christmas trees, tinsel and blinking lights. Cold air is moving in as 2017 moves out and it's time to make plans for the New Year.<p>As you …

Marketing

The 19 Women Who Accused President Trump of Sexual Misconduct

The "Weinstein effect" continues to roil the nation’s power centers. But the allegations against the president have largely stayed in the background.<p>It’s been two months since the reckoning began. In early October, <i>The New York Times</i> and <i>The New Yorker</i> first published the alarming accounts of women …

10 iPhone texting tips you'll wish you'd known all along

If your iPhone ($500 at Cricket Wireless) is constantly binging and buzzing and you are continually apologizing for missing texts and not responding in a timely fashion, then it might be time to dig in to some of the features in iMessage that can help prevent your texts from taking over your life. …

Text Messaging

Apple releases new color choices for Apple Watch Sport Band & iPhone X Silicone Case

Apple today has released a few new color options for its ever-growing accessory lineup. The company quietly made the Apple Watch Sport band available in new color choices, while the color lineup for the iPhone X’s Silicone Case was also slightly expanded.<p>For the Apple Watch, Apple has released …

Here’s the smoking gun: What Flynn told Kislyak comes close to treason

Whether or not the Trump campaign actively colluded with the Russians, Flynn’s fateful phone call is damning<p>I've been around long enough to have gone through several presidential scandals. If there's one consistent theme among all of them, it's that there's always a moment when the president's …